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 Post subject: PVC Foam (Sintra/Celtec) Armor Build
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:09 pm 
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I’m using the foam build peperkura files as a template, and starting with the greaves.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: PVC Foam (Sintra/Celtec) Armor Build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:22 am 
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Greaves mosley formed, awaiting strapping and painting:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Are these the pep files and you are just using sintra? Ive made an offical mando merc with sintra so I find it easy to work with, id love to know where you got the templates from ^___^


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Foam (Sintra/Celtec) Armor Build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:22 pm 
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I'm using the pep files for foam, yeah.


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Foam (Sintra/Celtec) Armor Build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:40 pm 
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The back of my cadet’s torso is coming along nicely:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:30 pm 
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Looks pretty rad, I got a few 4'x12' sheets of 3mm sintra (Mando Merc discount lol), I am gonna be trying this out as well. Are you using 3mm, or 6mm sinrta?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:32 am 

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Aoshi1 wrote:
... 3mm, or 6mm sintra?


Unless I miss my guess, looks to be 3mm.

And my condolances on the mando thing.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:23 am 

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How much does it cost to make the amor


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:29 am 
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Lol, I'm good with the mandos for the most part.

Anyways, 3mm seems ideal. 6mm is nice and thick but also a bit heavy and not as malable when it comes to forming. Looking forward to your progress, CptFlyingToaster.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:39 pm 

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Aoshi1 wrote:
Lol, I'm good with the mandos for the most part..


Then I'll just say...

the "MirShebs'Alor strikes again!"
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hows the armor coming along? any updates?


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Foam (Sintra/Celtec) Armor Build
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Here are a couple more progress pics. I stopped work on my armour and moved on to C/CPL Becker's. Both shoulders are done, but only one is strapped in this pic.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:15 pm 
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Anthony Veit wrote:
How much does it cost to make the amor


I bought the whole sheet of Celtec for US$40; that gave me enough plastic for his pulse rifle shroud, and probably two sets of armour (one adult, one child). Add in US$20ish for straps and buckles, $20-30 for paint and glue... it adds up...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:16 pm 
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Aoshi1 wrote:
Looks pretty rad, I got a few 4'x12' sheets of 3mm sintra (Mando Merc discount lol), I am gonna be trying this out as well. Are you using 3mm, or 6mm sinrta?


It's 3mm, but I probably should have used 6mm for the cuirass. The slots that the straps feed through kept breaking until I reinforced the heck out of them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:35 pm 
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CptFlyingToaster wrote:
Aoshi1 wrote:
Looks pretty rad, I got a few 4'x12' sheets of 3mm sintra (Mando Merc discount lol), I am gonna be trying this out as well. Are you using 3mm, or 6mm sinrta?


It's 3mm, but I probably should have used 6mm for the cuirass. The slots that the straps feed through kept breaking until I reinforced the heck out of them.


Ahh, yeah, thats a pain. I usually end up making aluminum brackets to reinforce catch points like that, just because of situations like this lol. It all looks good until you start walking and stuff starts to pop off haahah. Lessons learned.


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I didn't realize when you said "cadet" you meant your son. Very cool! I am actually in the middle of building my son's 3rd set (he grows too dang fast!).
I never really thought of using this material but may have to check it out when I do v4.0.


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Foam (Sintra/Celtec) Armor Build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:44 am 

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geez ive gotta check out sintra, and Im looking forward to the helmet, ive been working on mine for 8 hours today, I should post my pics and findings. Ive concluded that fiberglass or plastic are the way to go. but ive got some tipson that if you need em. pretty sure bigbisont might have some tips too.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:17 am 
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This is really cool, would you happen to have the sight where you got the files from for someone that small?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:28 pm 
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Sgt of Marines wrote:
This is really cool, would you happen to have the sight where you got the files from for someone that small?


I got the pep files here:
https://cybermike.id.au/uscm-colonial-m ... pep-files/

I used Pepekura Designer to scale the foam pattern down 20% for my son, and up 10% for myself.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:05 pm 
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seven wrote:
geez ive gotta check out sintra, and Im looking forward to the helmet, ive been working on mine for 8 hours today, I should post my pics and findings. Ive concluded that fiberglass or plastic are the way to go. but ive got some tipson that if you need em. pretty sure bigbisont might have some tips too.


Well it isn't exactly a 'material' tip, but I'll tell you my best bit of advice: Don't be afraid to go 'inaccurate' for the greater good of long term comfort in a kid's set. I tell you, nothing worse than pumping hours into making something look good then watching your kid be uncomfortable while getting progressively crankier each minute until no one is having fun and he doesn't want to play anymore! That was a little lesson I learned the hard way on my v1.0.

Also don't bother with the ab/crotch pad! Making going to the bathroom complicated for a kid is never a good idea :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:16 pm 

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Awesome! I need to do this also.

I've already finished two kids helmets.

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